Westside Therapist is a group psychologists (psychotherapists) providing psychotherapy counseling. We are also a psychotherapy resource for adults and teens living in the Santa Monica area. We service the greater LA area with the majority of our clients from West Santa Monica, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, West Hollywood and other area of Southern California. We can help with addiction and recovery, depression, anxiety and relationship issues. In the Santa Monica area, finding the right psychotherapist (psychologist) can make all the difference.


It’s Not About The Sex is a podcast based on the book by the same name. Psychotherapist and author Andrew Susskind examines issues such as shame, grief, narcissism, and codependency to demonstrate how people use out-of-control sexual behavior to cope with broken heartedness. Each podcast offers fresh perspectives and strategies for clinicians, those in recovery from problematic sexual behaviors as well as families and loved ones.

Leslie Quinn, LMFT – Couples & Addiction

David Fawcett, PhD, LCSW – Chemsex

Andrew Susskind Conversation

Andrew Susskind – Emotional Sobriety

Dr. Patti Britton - Sex Coaching

Andrew Susskind – The Gratitude of Loss

Claudia Lewis, LMFT – EMDR & Addiction

Andrew Susskind – Shame Resiliency

Andrew Susskind – Is 12-step the Only Option?

Andrew Susskind – Narcissism & Addiction

Nancy Sobel, PsyD – Group Therapy

Andrew Susskind – The Rhythm Within

Andrew Susskind – Regulating the Nervous System

Marty Simpson – Formal Disclosure

Andrew Susskind – Cultivating Contentment

Carol Jeurgensen Sheets – Couples Healing

Andrew Susskind and Sue Merlino – Sexual Healing

Guest Appearances

Sex, Love and Addiction with Robert Weiss, MSW, PhD
    Healing Trauma and Addiction through Connection

Sex Help with Carol the Coach with Carol Juergensen Sheets, LCSW
    Sexual Compulsivity is Not About Sex

From Isolation to Intimacy with Dr. Foojan Zeine
    Inner Voice — Heartfelt Chat